Hierodula patellifera

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Giant Asian mantis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Family: Mantidae
Genus: Hierodula
Species: H. patellifera
Binomial name
Hierodula patellifera
Serville, 1839

Hierodula patellifera, common name Giant Asian Mantis, Asian Mantis or Indochina Mantis,[1] is a species of praying mantis belonging to genus Hierodula.

Description[edit]

Male: 45~65mm long, females: 65~75mm long.[2] Can be green or brown in color.

Range[edit]

They are found in Malaysia, Hawaii, India,[3] Java, Korean Peninsula, Philippines, New Guinea, Southern China, Taiwan, Vietnam, West Sumba,[4] Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa,[5] Taiwan.[6][7]

Habitat[edit]

H. patellifera lives in trees and in grasslands at the edges of forests.[8]

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